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Understanding the Master, now with images

Post #884 • October 10, 2006, 7:32 PM • 8 Comments

Joe Scheier-Dolberg, Research Fellow for Chinese Art at the MFA, kindly directed me to images on the MFA website for the show covered yesterday.

General collection search on Dong Qichang

Two works by Zhu Da (also known as Bada Shanren)

Xiang Shengmo (who is not one of the original Marx Brothers, despite what I told Supergirl)

Gong Xian copy album

Thank you Joe!

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1.

ahab

October 10, 2006, 8:07 PM

If I understand correctly, and if my eyes don't deceive me, Dong Qichang is like the KungFu Drunken Master of calligraphy. His apparent loseness - just kidding - his apparent looseness of style puts me off my guard and makes me look just that much harder at the brushwork to see if it actually works so well as I first sense that it does. I can't take anything for granted looking at his work, but end up feeling rewarded after every example I've seen. I enjoy zooming in and zooming out on each of these images; the details are inspiring but not to the detriment of the whole.

2.

opie

October 10, 2006, 8:19 PM

You can loose yourself in them, right?

3.

lefty scissors

October 10, 2006, 9:11 PM

born too loose - johnny thunders

just sayin' ;)

4.

ahab

October 10, 2006, 9:34 PM

Yeah, I can really set myself lose.

5.

Hovig

October 11, 2006, 12:13 AM

Leuse is 1000 miles from Toulouse, but neither is in China. Shengmo was an original member of the Three Stooges. Marxism did not take hold in China until more recently, when it was adopted into Moeism.

6.

ahab

October 11, 2006, 12:44 AM

No "Moeism " weblink, Hovig?

7.

Franklin

October 11, 2006, 8:19 AM

China really did have a philosophical school called Mohism.

8.

George

October 11, 2006, 11:02 AM

Dats cus dey had mo betta blues

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